Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Nite Time Glow in the Dark Pacifier from Nuby!

From Nuby:

Nite Time™ Glow in the Dark Pacifier:
  ·    0-6 months
  ·    Orthodontic pacifier

  ·    Glow in the dark handle

  ·    Silicone baglet
  ·    Hygienic Air System
  ·    Massaging Nub-eez™ soothe and stimulate gums

  ·    Fun colors and prints

  ·    BPA Free

Available to purchase at

My Review:

I was so excited to get the opportunity to review this pacifier with my
little nephew, Baby K!  His bedroom doesn’t have windows so it is super
dark at night.  Baby K is a big fan of the hospital pacifiers so it took
him a while to accept this change!  So without further ado here is my
review on this pacifier!

I am a big fan of Nuby’s orthodontic pacifiers.  I absolutely love the
Massaging Nub-eez on the pacifiers.  It’s such a great addition to the
plain pacifier.

Here is Baby K with his Nuby Nite Time Glow in the Dark Pacifier

My sister really liked that she didn’t have to turn on the light to go
searching for his pacifier.  Definitely a big fan of these!

It was a little difficult to photograph.  Do you see it glowing?  SO cool!

Close up on the glow!


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Nuby Step-up Stool

From Nuby:

·     The Nûby™ Step-up Stool has a No-Slip Top and No Skid Base that adds to the sturdy and convenient design. It holds up to 800 pounds and is perfect for getting to those hard to reach places. Textured surface provide the necessary grip for safe usage, and it is small enough to store discreetly.

·         Available at these retailers:

I must admit that I use this stool more than Baby V does at this point!   I've had to lower his crib because he's getting so tall and becoming a climber.  Problem is, Mommy is not so tall and has a hard time getting him in and out of the crib.  SO the Nuby Step-Up Stool is currently next to his crib to help me get him in and out safely.  It's SO sturdy.  I'm not a small woman and it holds me with no problem.  The sticker on the stool boasts that it can hold up to 800 lbs!

Baby V gets a kick out of it also.  He's recently decided he wants to be a climber - which terrifies me.  He holds onto his crib and pulls himself up on the stool so he can throw his toys into the crib.

The stool also doubles as a race car track for Baby V!

I highly recommend this product.  I'm a HUGE fan!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Kidz Can Design Sterling Silver Necklace Review, Discount, & Giveaway (US ONLY) 10/16


I was so excited when I stumbled across an ad for Kidz Can Design! I went and explored their website and then decided to contact them about doing a review.  They sent me a code to order a pendant of my own and experience the entire process.  It was SO easy!  Since Baby V is still young, I decided to have a picture of his footprints made into my pendant.  

I decided to have his footprints overlap almost in a "V" shape or heart shape to make it more personal (Baby V). I placed my order on August 17th late in the evening. Basically all I did was upload my picture and enter my shipping and billing information. I received notification that my order shipped on September 12th.  The pendant arrived in only 2 days on September 14th! A super fast process for something personalized.  

It arrived in a great jewelry box! The pendant is a really nice size.  See the photo below:

Here is a side by side picture of the picture I sent them and the end result.  I am SO impressed.  LOVE my new pendant! 

I would highly recommend this company.  I cannot wait until Baby V is old enough to draw me a picture that I can have made into another pendant! 

Purchase one!  Visit Kidz Can Design's Website to learn more about their products.  There are lots of new things AND they are now offering pendants in 14 Karat Gold overlay!   Enter the code myramblings to receive $10 off your order!  

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Win one of your own! Kidz Can Design is generously offering one of my lucky readers their very own customized necklace (valued up to $59.99).  The giveaway is open to the US only.  The giveaway will end on October 16th.  Enter using the Giveaway Tools Below!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Nuby Easy Go Suction Bowl and Spoon Review!


From Nuby:

·         The Easy Go™ Suction Bowl and Spoon is perfect for daycare, travel, or any on-the-go occasion. The bowl is conveniently sized just right for dry cereal or other baby foods and features a suctioned base that keeps the bowl firmly in place during feeding. It also features a lid that seals tightly to keep food fresh during storage. The spoon makes a perfect travel companion because it snaps onto the lid of the bowl for easy storage. And because they are made from break resistant plastics, they are dishwasher/microwave safe and can stand up to the rigors of everyday use.
·         Available at these retailers:
·          Burlington Coat Factory
·          Ross
·          Buy Buy Baby

My Review!

As I have mentioned in the past - I am a first time mom.   I learn a lot through trial and error! ha! Nuby sent me this awesome Easy Go Suction Bowl and Spoon.  I absolutely love how the spoon snaps into the lid of the bowl!   I hate digging through my diaper bag and purse trying to find utensils when we are out and about. 

Baby V is now over 15 months old and really seeking his independence.  That means if I give him his food he wants the entire plate.  You all know how that ends - in a huge pile on the floor.  This bowl easily suctions to Baby V's highchair.   I love the fact that he can't dump it.  That being said - he still knows how to fling it from the spoon! haha!   This bowl is awesome.  I am going away with my family and this bowl is definitely making the trip with me.   It means less clean up for mommy!  I highly recommend it!  Oh, and I was really impressed to learn that it was microwave safe!!  Check it out - you won't be disappointed! 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Nuby Octopus Floating Bath Toy Review


From Nuby: 

 • The Nûby™ Octopus Floating Bath Toy teaches coordination and enjoyment. This toy is designed with your baby in mind. This product exceeds all government safety regulations and standards.

• Available at these retailers:

My Review:

Baby V definitely gets a kick out of this toy! He's a little younger than the age suggestion for this toy and had a little difficulty with placing the rings on the tentacles. BUT - he is fascinated by it. We played with it in his kiddie pool.  We will be moving it to the tub now that the weather is cooling.  He loves all the colors! He picks up the Octopus over and over again and throws it down to make a big splash. He also puts the rings on his fingers and waves to me. It's adorable. The ONE thing I would point out that bugs me - it only has 6 legs! haha! It's a sturdy and fun toy and I would definitely recommend it!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Hyland's Homeopathic Gift Basket Giveaway, hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro!!

Do you have stress in your life? Hyland's Homeopathy wants to help!

Starting Monday, September 30th Hyland’s will be hosting a 5-Day Stress Challenge on their Facebook  page that will challenge you to stress less. The challenge will include tips and tricks that should help you manage the stress of your daily routine. To promote the challenge, Hyland’s is offering our readers the chance to win a Hyland’s Gift Basket valued at over $75 and including the following goodies:
  • Hyland’s Calms Forte, 100 ct.; Approximate Retail Value (ARV) - $9.59
  • Hyland’s Nerve Tonic, 32 ct.; (ARV) - $7.99
  • Arnica 30X, 50 ct.; (ARV) - $7.49
  • Muscle Therapy Gel, 3 oz.; (ARV) - $ 8.59
  • Bioplasma, 500 ct.; (ARV) - $12.79
  • Bioplasma Sport, 12 pack; (ARV) - $11.99
  • Leg Cramps, 50 ct.; (ARV) - $9.19
  • Restful Legs, 50 ct.; (ARV) - $8.99
Total Prize ARV:  $76.62

To win, please enter in the form below (Giveaway Tools) between Friday, September 13th at 12:00 AM EST and Tuesday, September 17th at 1pm EST. Registration for the challenge will start on Wednesday, September 18th at 1pm EST on the Hyland’s Homeopathy fan page or directly at this link:  The first 1,000 users to register and fill out the entry form will receive a free full-size Hyland's Nerve Tonic. Stay tuned to the Hyland’s Homeopathy page for more details. Alesha from My Ramblings and Reviews "I am a huge fan of Hyland Products. We use the Teething Tablets and Teeth Gel to relieve some of Baby V's teething discomfort." 

Disclosure: I have not been compensated for hosting this giveaway. Hyland's is responsible for prize fullfulment. Thanks to Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro for organizing this giveaway.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

NEW Nursery Fresh Diaper Pail Refill Bags Review and GIVEAWAY!

***I received the product from Munchkin for free but my opinions and views are my own***

From Munchkin:
Nursery Fresh Diaper Pail Refill Bags offer a low cost alternative to Diaper Genie® refills.  The refills are made with a 7-layer film, which is two more layers than Diaper Genie® refills, so your nursery stays fresh. Each Refill cartridge holds up to 272 newborn diapers. Fits Diaper Genie Elite®, Diaper Genie II Elite®, Diaper Genie® Essentials and Diaper Genie® II pails (not compatible with the Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail by Munchkin).

Product Features

Nursery Fresh™ Diaper Pail Refill Bags by Munchkin® offer a low cost alternative to Diaper Genie® refills.                                                          
         -  Fits Diaper Genie Elite®, Diaper Genie II Elite®, Diaper Genie®   
            Essentials and Diaper Genie® II pails
         -  Made with 7-layer film (two more layers than Diaper Genie® refills)
         -  Each Refill cartridge holds up to 272 newborn diapers (2 more diapers       
            than Diaper Genie® refills). 
         -  Stock up and save! Select between 1 refill (holds 272 diapers), or 4 refills  
            (holds 1088 diapers) 
         -  Nursery Fresh™ Refills are not compatible with the Arm & Hammer™
            Diaper Pail by Munchkin 

My Review:

I received the Nursery Fresh Diaper Pail Refill bags from Munchkin right after I had bought a box of the Diaper Genie refills by Playtex.  I couldn't wait to compare and test out the Nursery Fresh bags!

I paid $19.99 for the Playtex Diaper Genie Refills at Buy Buy Baby.  That box contained 3 refills and would hold approximately 810 diapers.   The box of refills I received from Munchkin has 4 refills and will hold approximately 1088 diapers.   Munchkin's website has the 4 pack of refills listed for the same price,  $19.99.

I took out one refill from each box to compare them.  They are pretty close to the same size.  The Nursery Fresh refill claims to hold 2 more diapers than the Diaper Genie Refill and boasts 7 layered film compared to the 5 layered of the Diaper Genie refill.

Now to test them out!   They work pretty much the exact same way as the official Diaper Genie Bags.  Quick and easy installation. 

They fit perfectly into the Diaper Genie.  

Here is a close up of my Diaper Genie with the Nursery Fresh refill installed.

So, the bags fit perfectly, you get more for your money, and I see absolutely NO difference.  If anything, they are better because of the extra layers of film.  We all know that babies are expensive.   I am all about looking for deals and better prices for ALL things baby related.  If you stumble upon me in the baby aisle at my local store you will see me with my calculator out figuring out what item is the best deal for my money.  I am currently unemployed so every PENNY I can save is huge!   I am very impressed with these bags and super happy at the price point.  According to the numbers you are getting space for 278 MORE diapers for the same exact price.  More for your money and a great product!  

Available in 1pk, or 4pk

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***Disclosure: My Ramblings and Reviews received the Nursery Fresh Diaper Pail Refill Bags for free in exchange for my honest opinion.  I have not received any compensation for hosting this giveaway.  Prize fulfillment and shipping will be handled by Munchkin***

Monday, September 2, 2013

evenflo Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump Giveaway! ARV $100

Evenflo has just released a brand new breast pump and 
Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro are hosting a giveaway!

Evenflo wants moms to reach breastfeeding and pumping success and has launched an innovative new breast pump and exclusive educational program in their efforts to help.  Evenflo is the number one retail-purchased brand in breast pumps and they are striving to help mothers overcome the two biggest barriers in breastfeeding - lack of education and access to high quality, affordable equipment.  This month, Evenflo released the Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump, with premium features at an attainable price and world-class educational programs (available FREE with purchase), both designed in collaboration with International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Shari Criso to offer nursing moms the advice, support and  the tools they need to meet their breastfeeding goals.  

The new Evenflo Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump includes premium features such as:
The ability to control speed and suction separately, allowing for 32 different settings
A closed-system to keep milk pure from bacteria while pumping
Multiple flange sizes included for best fit and comfort, and smartly-designed flanges for slouch-free pumping comfort

Moms who purchase the new Evenflo Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump will also receive free access to Shari Criso’s full length, online educational programs ($60 value) – “Simply Breastfeeding” and “Breast Pumps and Briefcases.”  Rich with information, these two programs address topics most relevant to nursing moms and those planning to pump.  Additional tools, such as instructional videos about the pump, can also be found on the Evnflo Feeding website (

The “Deluxe” model of this pump includes a premium shoulder bag, ice packs, four milk storage bottles, thermal cooler, and extra membranes. The “Deluxe Plus” version features all of this, plus two additional milk storage bottles and a Manual Pump adaptor.   The Evenflo Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump (SRP $99.99), Deluxe (SRP $129.99), and Deluxe Plus (SRP $159.99) models will be available soon at Baby Depot,,,,, and 

From Alesha at My Ramblings and Reviews "I am a huge fan of all things Evenflo!  Super Excited to check this out!"

One lucky person will win an Evenflo Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump,
valued at $100 in this great giveaway!  

Open to the US only, ages 18 and up.  Ends 9/16/13 at 11:59 PM EST.
Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below.  Good Luck!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Nuby USA Fish Swoosh Review and Giveaway!

***I received the product from Nuby for free but my opinions and views are my own***

 Direct from Nuby:

·       Nuby’s Fish Swoosh™ is another fun and interactive bath time toy from Nûby™. Fish Swoosh™ will help develop and improve your child’s motor skills as well as hand eye coordination. This bath time play set is so much fun. Your child can squeeze and squirt the fish between dunks in the goal! Sturdy suction cups keep the goal adhered to the bathtub wall for endless bath time fun. Fish Swoosh™ is sure to be a bath time favorite.

·         Available at these retailers:
     for $12.99

My Review!

Baby V absolutely LOVES bath time!  I think he is part fish!

I love this bath toy!  It is so simple to put together.  You just slide the net onto the backboard and it clicks right in.  Stick the suction cups to the tub and off you go!

Baby V was dunking in no time!  The fish also squirt water – which is a lot of fun!

When you are done you pull the drawstring closed and it stores the fish while they air dry! 

Baby V loves it – can you tell?

WIN YOUR VERY OWN Nuby Fish Swoosh!
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***Disclosure: My Ramblings and Reviews received the Nuby Fish Swoosh for free in exchange for my honest opinion.  I have not received any compensation for hosting this giveaway.  Prize fulfillment and shipping will be handled by Nuby USA***

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Okiedog, US - Urban Genie Diaper Bag Review and Discount!

 ***I received the product from Okiedog for free but my opinions and views are my own***

I have been looking into smaller diaper bags now that my son is older and I don't need to carry quite as much. I contacted Okiedog about their diaper bags and they sent me the Urban Genie to try out. This particular bag is available in Red and Black - I chose RED!

Their bags and accessories are available for purchase on their website and Amazon.

A couple pictures and statistics about the bag from their website:

Measurements: inch:  12.99 x 9.06 x 3.94

Now, for my review and my personal pictures!

I absolutely love the way this bag looks.  It doesn't look like a diaper bag at all!  It is a small messenger bag.  I am totally going to use it as a purse when I don't need a diaper bag anymore! It has an easy adjustable strap that is sturdy but soft - doesn't cut into your skin when you are carrying it. 

It has a great inner compartment that has two elastic band pockets.  So far I have thrown my wallet in there, a sippy cup, and even a spare outfit for baby V.

There is a front pocket to hold your cell phone and even comes with a clip to hold your keys.  LOVE this!  You don't have to dig around and search for your phone or your keys. PERFECT!

Here is a picture of it full of Baby V's Gear.  I have 3 diapers, wipes, an outfit, a sippy cup, my cell phone, and keys in it!

Let me just tell you - I LOVE THIS BAG!  The material is sturdy but fashionable and wipes clean easily.  There is also a nice back pocket that you can't see from my pictures.  I threw a receiving blanket in that pocket to use to as a make shift changing pad.  That would be my one and only suggestion regarding this bag - I would love for it to have a super thin, removable changing pad.  BUT, like I said a small receiving blanket works perfectly!!

Here is Baby Daddy ;-) Rocking the Urban Genie on the Ocean City, Maryland Boardwalk a couple weeks ago. He really likes it!

Okiedog's Website: Okiedog Website
Okiedog on Amazon: Okiedog Amazon

Okiedog has been kind enough to offer a discount for my fans! Get 20% off on their website through September 30th! The 20% off code is 8813

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


ACK!  Some how I managed to delete my Evenflo review!  I'm so upset!  They gave me this great product so I want to make sure I reach as many people as I can!  Here we go again!

Also available in Colby, Mosaic, and Orion.  ***I received the product from Evenflo for free but my opinions and views are my own***

Description from the Evenflo website: Visit the Evenflo Website!

Rear-facing for infants, and when ready, converts to forward-facing.
The award-winning Triumph Car Seat delivers both rear-facing and front-facing safety for a child up to 65 pounds. The Infinite Slide harness easily slides to adjust for an accurate fit every time with no rethreading necessary. Easy in and out for your child. Easy pad removal for you. The easy-slide, 5-point harness is simple to tighten with the one-hand, Tension Right® knob. Designed for side impact protection with deep side walls and energy-absorbing foam to make it a safe and comfy ride for your favorite backseat driver. Designed and tested for structural integrity at energy levels approximately 2X the federal crash test standard. Designed, Engineered, Tested, Molded and Assembled in the USA.

  • #1 Rating by a leading consumer magazine
  • Extended Use! 65 lb. harness weight rating accommodates growing children longer
  • Infinite Slide™ Harness easily slides for an accurate fit every time. No reworking the harness as child grows!
  • TensionRight™ side knobs for one hand harness tightening
  • Up-front multi-position recline for child’s comfort while asleep or awake
  • Removable head pillow for a cozy ride
  • 5-point harness system
  • Fold-down cup holder for easy access to drinks and folds out of the way when not in use
  • Easy-off, machine-washable car seat pad requires no harness rethreading
  • Energy absorbing foam liner provides added safety & comfort
  • Designed, Engineered, Tested, Molded and Assembled in the USA

Child Requirements

For Use Rear-Facing Child Must Meet All These Requirements
  • Weight: 5 – 40 lbs. (2,3 – 18 kg)
  • Height: 19 - 37 in. (48 - 94 cm)
  • Top of child’s head is at least 1 inch (25 mm) below the top of the child restraint seat back.
For Use Forward-Facing Child Must Meet All These Requirements
  • Weight: 22 - 65 lbs. (10 – 29,4 kg)
  • Height: 28 - 50 in. (71 - 127 cm)
  • Age: At least one year of age
Available at Babies R' Us In-Store and Online for $149.99!  Buy It Online!


I need to start by telling you that my son is a year old and 24 lbs.  SO, I cannot speak to the infant insert part of the seat.  I am rear facing my son as long as possible.  We installed the seat rear facing using the latch system.   It was fairly easy to do.  My only complaint would be that my car seats are very slanted so I had to roll a towel up and put it under the seat to make it level.  I will say that is one thing I loved about my infant seat.  It had a part that dropped down to make the seat level and I didn't have to use a towel.

The shell isn't overly large.  I actually went to Babies R' Us to try the fit before I decided on which seat I wanted.  I drive an older fairly small sedan and it fits in there perfectly!  Very impressed with the size. It is nicely padded and the fabric is sturdy but comfortable.

My son was super excited when I moved him into this seat.  He was in an infant seat prior.  He has plenty of room.  

I absolutely love this seat.  I will say I have a little difficulty with the tension knobs.  I have pregnancy induced carpal tunnel and the days when my hands are really bothering me I have a hard time tightening the seat.  The knobs are also a little snug because my car is so small.  I have found that if I don't loosen the seat too much when taking my son out I have no issues. 

I also love that you can remove the cover without having to rethread theharness and straps!

One thing I would suggest to Evenflo is to have the leveling arrow easier to find, either with a sticker or have the arrow be a different color.  Once the seat was in the car it was difficult to locate the arrow because it was the same color as the base of the seat.

The straps have a slide feature for a great fit!  Great feature!

  • Comfortable
  • Easy to Install
  • Safe
  • Sturdy
  • Stylish
  • Price
  • Tension knob is difficult for me to adjust 

OVERALL -- Great value!  Safe and Sturdy seat on a budget!